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Bioartificial Polymeric Materials: Natural and Synthetic World Joining in Biomaterials Research

  • Paolo Giusti
  • Luigi Lazzeri
  • Maria Grazia Cascone
  • Niccoletta Barbani
  • Caterina Cristallini

Abstract

The interactions of life science and material science, to use the great potentiality of the biological systems in realising both new materials and new industrial processes, have been successfully put into practice during the last few years, especially in the close related fields of biomaterials, bioengineering and biotechnologies.

Keywords

Hyaluronic Acid Storage Modulus Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis Synthetic Polymer Vinyl Alcohol 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Giusti
    • 1
  • Luigi Lazzeri
    • 1
  • Maria Grazia Cascone
    • 1
  • Niccoletta Barbani
    • 1
  • Caterina Cristallini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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